Burkina Faso

  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


A separate colony of Upper Volta was in 1919 carved out of the colony of Upper Senegal and Niger, which had been established in 1904. In 1932 it was abolished and most of its territory transferred to Ivory Coast, with small parts added to French Sudan and Niger, but it was re-constituted with its former borders on 4 Sept. 1947. Upper Volta became an autonomous republic within the French Community on 11 Dec. 1958 and reached full independence on 5 Aug. 1960.


Ivory Coast Full Independence Autonomous Republic French Community District Health Centre 
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République Démocratique Populaire de Burkina Faso


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Further Reading

  1. MacFarlane, D. M., Historical Dictionary of Upper Volta. Metuchen, 1978Google Scholar
  2. Nnaji, B. O., Blaise Compaore: Architect of the Burkina Faso Revolution. Lagos, 1991Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

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